JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has awarded Union County a solid waste assistance grant of $15,544 that will be used by the county to clean up illegal dump sites.
MDEQ has also awarded Montgomery County a solid waste assistance grant of $10,318 that will be used by the county to clean up illegal dump sites.
Cities and counties may apply for Solid Waste Assistance Grants through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
These grants are utilized by local communities for programs to prevent and clean up unauthorized dumps; to aid in hiring local solid waste enforcement officers; for public education efforts on solid waste disposal and recycling; and to establish programs for the collection of white goods, bulky wastes and recyclables.